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Table 3 Pearson correlations (and point bi-serial correlations for the dichotomised variables) between the predictor variables and entry scores (N = 421)

From: Predicting academic outcomes in an Australian graduate entry medical programme

   GPA at entry Total GAMSAT score GAMSAT 1: Reasoning in the humanities and social sciences GAMSAT 2: Written communication GAMSAT 3: Reasoning in the biological and physical sciences Interview score
Age at entry Correlation −0.136 −0.035 0.165 0.278 −0.216 0.118
P value 0.005 0.468 0.001 <0.001 <0.001 0.016
Sex (0 = F, 1 = M) Correlation −0.090 0.209 0.079 0.064 0.213 −0.009
P value 0.067 <0.001 0.106 0.191 <0.001 0.852
Biological science/Science (No = 0, Yes = 1) Correlation 0.121 0.119 −0.052 −0.126 0.231 −0.033
P value 0.013 0.015 0.285 0.010 <0.001 0.497
Health/Allied health (No = 0, Yes = 1) Correlation −0.108 −0.229 −0.132 −0.003 −0.251 0.040
P value 0.027 <0.001 0.012 0.722 <0.001 0.358
Humanities/Commerce/Business/ Law (No = 0, Yes = 1) Correlation −0.087 0.006 0.211 0.238 −0.164 0.074
P value 0.076 0.904 <0.001 <0.001 0.001 0.128
Physical sciences (No = 0, Yes = 1) Correlation 0.043 0.143 0.078 −0.024 0.158 −0.089
P value 0.374 0.003 0.110 0.620 0.001 0.069
Rural entry (No = 0, Yes = 1) Correlation −0.165 −0.120 0.002 0.007 −0.157 −0.124
P value 0.001 0.014 0.965 0.885 0.001 0.011
IRSAD decile (0 = 1st-8th decile, 1 = 9th–10th decile) Correlation 0.087 0.050 0.028 0.053 0.033 0.036
  P value 0.075 0.305 0.570 0.277 0.495 0.466
  1. (Significant P-values are boldfaced).